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Stormers team to face the Chiefs


Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super 14 on 14 Apr 2010 at 10:25
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Allister Coetzee has made one change to his team to face the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday 16 April, Kick-off is at 09h35 (SA time)

JC Kritzinger will start on the bench as cover for both sides of the scrum. JD Moller retains his place at loosehead after having a very good game against the Blues.

In other news, Dewald Duvenage’s injury has been managed carefully which means he will start at scrumhalf.

Here is the team:

15. Gio Aplon
14. Sireli Naqelevuki
13. Jaque Fourie
12. Juan De Jong
11. Bryan Habana
10. Peter Grant
9. Dewaldt Duvenage
8. Duane Vermeulen
7 Francois Louw
6. Schalk Burger (c)
5. Andries Bekker
4. Adriaan Fondse
3. Brok Harris
2. Tiaan Liebenberg
1. JD Moller

Reserves

16. Deon Fourie
17. JC Kritzinger
18. Anton Van Zyl
19. Pieter Louw
20. Ricky Januarie
21. Willem De Waal
22. Tim Whitehead



56 Comments

  • This game will be tough but if we play like we did against the Blues then we should take this one!! :grin:

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.04.10 10:34:59 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : This game will be tough …. why :roll:

    Isn’t this a game between the best and worst forward packs in the comp…..how should it be close !

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.04.10 10:41:59 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 2) :

    The Chiefs are very unpredictable and they are playing at home.

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.04.10 10:52:20 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 3) : They haven’t won at home this year.

    ….ohhhh yes they did against the Highlanders.

    …come on wpw i’m expecting confidence here !

    …if i email you an article would you be able to post it….i think Rob is pretty busy ?

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.04.10 11:05:30 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 4) :

    No probs… You do have my email don’t you??? :cool:

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.04.10 11:10:37 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) : Yeah …i think so i’ll let you know when i send it through. …Cheers

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.04.10 11:12:18 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 6) : Sorry, but you simply can’t write off the Chiefs, they are a very good attacking team. Also, keep in mind its the 2nd last game of the tour which is known to be a bogey for a few teams.

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.04.10 11:31:28 by molly Reply
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  • I’m going to have to go against everything I said last week and say the Stormers will take this one easily.

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.04.10 11:36:48 by Letgo Reply
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  • Unfortunately for the Sharks, this is not a good thing for their chances of reaching a semi. With the stormers doing so well, it would seem they are taking the 3rd semi sport and the fourth will be contested by three ausie teams. Brumbies, Waratahs and maybe Reds…depending on what they do against the Bulls.

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.04.10 11:38:42 by Letgo Reply
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  • Oh I forgot the Blues

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.04.10 11:39:03 by Letgo Reply
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  • Although the Blues kinda gave their spot to the stormers last weekend

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.04.10 11:41:45 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 10) : So everyone has a chance then ! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.04.10 11:42:34 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • If the Hurricanes can win against the Brumbies and the Chiefs against the stormers…the Sharks chances of reaching a semi increases considerably.

    That’s what I’m hoping for this weekend…sorry stormers supporters, it is what it is. I will only start showing some form of support when the Sharks has no chance at all of making the semi’s and even then, I won’t mind if teams loose just to give the Sharkies a better log position.

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.04.10 11:47:38 by Letgo Reply
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  • I think you might just be right Letgo!!

    Well, I hope the Stormers win but it depends on which team pitches on the day. If the Stormers play as well as we all know they can the Chiefs will be in for a tough time!! :cool:

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.04.10 11:48:54 by wpw Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 13) :

    Not gonna happen I’m afraid. You guys are on 16 points for goodness sake and you still need to play us and the Bulls.

    Your team wont gonna make the semis imho. :???:

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.04.10 11:51:22 by wpw Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 12) : No of the top 10, I think the Chiefs and the Hurricanes has the worst chance, they have to many difficult games left.
    The Reds probably won’t make it…a win against the Bulls this weekend will give a great chance, but they have the Stormers, Brumbies and Hurricanes after that…so maybe they’re only good for taking a couple log points from the top teams.

    Bulls/Crusaders…95% sure of there chances.
    Stormers/Brumbies/Waratahs…70%
    Blues…60%
    Reds…50%
    Sharks/Hurricanes/Chiefs…20%

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.04.10 13:37:18 by Letgo Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 15) : The Sharks won’t lose again in this super14, so prepare yourself for at least one more loss.

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.04.10 13:40:19 by Letgo Reply
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  • I got my prize for winning SB 6N :razz:

    A big thank you to Whindy :!:

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.04.10 13:41:27 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 17) :

    We might lose against you guys BUT I think you need too many favours from other teams to make the semis and you’ll have to win all your games!! A real tough ask imo!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.04.10 14:14:03 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) : letgo is nearly as windgat as you… :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.04.10 14:21:41 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Stormers to win this one easy. Probably with a bonus point.

    Chiefs have too many injuries. Also Sona Taumalolo their Looshead is out injured from last weeks game against the Bulls.

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.04.10 14:45:12 by Puma Reply

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  • Hi Puma :-) was going to support the Stormers but i read above if the Chiefs and Hurricanes win this weekend it improves our chances getting to the semis if we carry on winning and winning big i would imagine.

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.04.10 14:53:28 by Treehugger Reply

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  • A guy on Keo read in the Irish times that Ruan Pienaar going to be signing with Ulster, any truth in this ???????????

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.04.10 15:00:04 by Treehugger Reply

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  • @Treehugger (Comment 23) : perhaps you can check at the Front Row Union (under links).

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.04.10 15:02:42 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Treehugger (Comment 23) : here is the link to the story
    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2010/0414/1224268299308.html

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.04.10 15:20:01 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Treehugger (Comment 23) : Let’s hope this doesn’t happen…I don’t know if Ruan would risk not playing in the RWC2011. Anybody have any idea until when Ruan is contracted with the Sharks?

  • Comment 26, posted at 14.04.10 15:23:15 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 26) : i think end of this year.

    there were some rumours pre-season that he apparently wanted too much money that’s why they didn’t sign.

  • Comment 27, posted at 14.04.10 15:30:09 by rekinek Reply
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  • Thanks guys :-) am not happy about it if it happens but am not devestated either,we still have Mcleod and Kockett and they both very good. Now if it was Smith, Alberts Deysel and few others the toyitoying would start and the tissues come out.

  • Comment 28, posted at 14.04.10 15:31:01 by Treehugger Reply

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  • Sorry Smit

  • Comment 29, posted at 14.04.10 15:31:37 by Treehugger Reply

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  • @Treehugger (Comment 28) : It will be a big loss….look at who we have lost already. BJ Botha, Barrit , Frans Steyn , Muller and then add Ruan….that’s 1/3 of a Springbok team. Ok maybe we won’t miss Muller that much but we will definately regret letting Ruan go.

  • Comment 30, posted at 14.04.10 15:37:23 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 20) :

    Nah, I’m cofident because we’re in a good position and deservedly so!! :twisted:

  • Comment 31, posted at 14.04.10 15:38:25 by wpw Reply
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  • Barrit, Steyn and Botha huge loses i agree, Muller has his moments.

  • Comment 32, posted at 14.04.10 15:40:08 by Treehugger Reply

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  • I would just like us to play the remaining games well, hopefully building for next season.

    BUT if next season is like this :mad: :evil: :twisted: :cry: something will need to be done.

  • Comment 33, posted at 14.04.10 15:44:54 by Treehugger Reply

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  • @Treehugger (Comment 32) :

    You guys always forget to mention Johan Ackerman. I believe he was in his prime when he was at the Sharks and made a HUGE difference to their tight 5

  • Comment 34, posted at 14.04.10 15:46:33 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 34) : Akkies was n yster….die Sharks se ‘man van staal’

  • Comment 35, posted at 14.04.10 15:49:50 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 34) : but I don’t think we ‘lost’ him overseas or elsewhere….he was due for retirement

  • Comment 36, posted at 14.04.10 15:51:16 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 20) : confident! That’s the word your looking for…or stupid and unrealistically positive. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 37, posted at 14.04.10 16:14:57 by Letgo Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 34) : Adored Ackerman and he retired when still on top off his game, but think the body cant take the punishment after a certain age anymore.

  • Comment 38, posted at 14.04.10 16:15:03 by Treehugger Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 37) : ‘or stupid and unrealistically positive’ in Afrikaans that would translate into ‘dom astrant’
    I may be to much of a realist but I’m not getting my hopes up for a semi. The Sharks have dissapointed to often in the past and I’m not going to get that worked up this year.

  • Comment 39, posted at 14.04.10 16:19:16 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 37) : Check My Superbru, I never think the Sharks will lose, I don’t just say they won’t lose again this year cause I’m cocky, I say it cause I really believe it…so what does that make me? :?: :???:

  • Comment 40, posted at 14.04.10 16:19:32 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 39) : Hey, I like getting that worked up, otherwise its not worth it. It makes it more exciting. Once the Sharks lose another the game, I’ll have to find some other way to make this super14 entertaining for me. Like blackmailing Plumtree to play some exciting new talent and get a good team together for the CC and next year.

  • Comment 41, posted at 14.04.10 16:21:41 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 40) : a true one eyed supporter :cool:

  • Comment 42, posted at 14.04.10 16:22:55 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I see the Sharks xv is playing at kings park on friday…I’m there :!:

  • Comment 43, posted at 14.04.10 16:23:21 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 42) : :smile: :grin: and damn proud of it :!:

  • Comment 44, posted at 14.04.10 16:23:58 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 42) : The best kind of supporter :cool:

  • Comment 45, posted at 14.04.10 16:24:06 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 41) : Have you got some dirt on Plum????Then use it I say :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 46, posted at 14.04.10 16:27:32 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 46) : Nope, but I would have… :cool:

  • Comment 47, posted at 14.04.10 16:31:50 by Letgo Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : well me hope all the SA teams do good :smile:
    chiefs well are a good team and play very good rugby so for the sharks to go to the semis me thing the top teams must loose some games so the bottem teams can go up and up up up :oops: eeeeaaahhh :lol:

  • Comment 48, posted at 14.04.10 17:17:51 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 8) : they should because they are all in good form and play very well :lol:

  • Comment 49, posted at 14.04.10 17:19:47 by Chaz Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 14) : well my friend on SB me went with the stormers by 7 so me hope your team doesn’t let me down :oops:

  • Comment 50, posted at 14.04.10 17:21:25 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 43) : :evil: ;-)

  • Comment 51, posted at 14.04.10 17:25:46 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 44) : :cry: :sad:

  • Comment 52, posted at 14.04.10 17:26:16 by Chaz Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : I just noticed the Stormers have a worrying set of officials against the Chiefs.

    ….be prepared !…penalties …free kicks and cards everywhere ! ;-)

  • Comment 53, posted at 14.04.10 18:13:24 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • HH
    Who are the officials??

  • Comment 54, posted at 14.04.10 19:50:09 by wpw Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 53) : Yes, who?

  • Comment 55, posted at 15.04.10 08:20:14 by Letgo Reply
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  • So far Stormers are playing some really good rugby here. Should win this one.

    Go Stormers. :smile:

  • Comment 56, posted at 16.04.10 10:35:10 by Puma Reply

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